30 mai 2017

How can universities respond to extremist activity?

By Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Bias-related incidents and hate-group propaganda on college campuses have recently captured greater public attention as America’s political climate has become more charged. Since President Donald Trump’s election, many people with far-right, racist and sexist views have felt emboldened to speak freely. More...

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Yale postgraduates on hunger strike over labour terms

By Raymond Hogler. On 24 April, postgraduate students at Yale University announced a hunger strike in support of Local 33 of Unite Here, a labour union that represents workers in a variety of industries – including higher education – in dozens of cities across North America. More...

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Restrictions eased on postgraduate scholarships abroad

By Maria Elena Hurtado. The approximately 2,000 beneficiaries of Becas Chile, the country’s largest provider of postgraduate scholarships for studying abroad, have mostly welcomed changes to the conditions attached to the scholarships, except for the failure to scrap the requirement to return to Chile after graduation. More...

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27 mai 2017

Big Moves in U.S. Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. The last couple of weeks have seen the unveiling of two massive but interesting strategic gambles taken by a couple of US public universities.  The kind of strategy moves that universities in other countries can only dream about.  I am speaking, of course, about the Purdue’s buy-out of Kaplan University and the University of Arizona’s attempt to create a global set of “microcampuses”. More...

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The Rock

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. MUN is in a position somewhat like the one the University of Alberta faced a couple of years ago, only worse.  Up to about 2012, a decade of hydrocarbon-fueled provincial budgets made MUN a pretty fun place.  The provincial government drenched the institution in money, which allowed it not only to keep tuition low (this year, $2,759 vs. Canadian average of $6,373), but also allow MUN to receive over $40,000 per FTE student, higher than the average in any other province. More...

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26 mai 2017

AAU Comments on New Travel Ban Executive Order

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "aau.edu american universities"We are hopeful that the Administration’s executive order imposing a travel ban from selected countries will cause less immediate disruption to university campuses than the January 27 executive order it replaces. The new exemption for current visa and green-card holders from the six affected countries means that students and faculty already on university campuses can, for the most part, leave the country and reenter without being automatically prevented from returning. We are also pleased that the new order provides for a case-by-case waiver process for individuals from these six countries and specifically cites study and work as circumstances in which case-by-case waivers might be appropriate. More...

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25 mai 2017

Students turn their backs on DeVos during commencement speech

eCampus NewsBy Joy Resmovits, Los Angeles Times. Education historians note a 'Trumpian' response on behalf of the students. More...

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When colleges dangle money to lure students who ignored them

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie BotelhoIn the minds of parents and teenagers going through the college application process, May 1 is a magic date. At that point, you’ll have made your decision, sent in a deposit, bought a sticker for your car window and posted your choice on social media. More...

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Delta courses will be available for all in city of Galt

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In a boon to local students, San Joaquin Delta College has released a list of classes it plans to offer both high school students and the public at a satellite campus at Estrellita High School in Galt come fall. It should have little effect on the continuation school. More...

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Room rate discount at Omni Resort

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. UBTech 2017 is offering a special discount to attendees who book their room at the Omni ChampionsGate. More...

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